Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What Do the Following All Have in Common?

Larry Springer, Frank Chopp, Timm Ormsby, Al O'Brien, Larry Seaquist, Ruth Kagi, Reuven Carlyle, Mary Lou Dickerson, Ross Hunter, Mary Helen Roberts, Tina Orwall, Sharon Nelson, and Sharon Tomiko Santos?

A) All are Democratic State Representatives.
B) They all agree that Taco Bell is better than Taco Time.
C) All of them have donated money to the re-election campaign for Laura Grant in the 16 Legislative District.
D) Both A and C.

The correct answer is D. All have donated $100 or more to re-elect Laura Grant, who I'm guessing will lose to Terry Nealey by 15 points in November. Not only is Nealey the Republican candidate in a traditionally Republican district, but he's also the first of the candidates in November to break the $100,000+ mark in donations.

There are roughly 12 legislative districts in Eastern Washington, with 36 legislators between them. Of those, only 6 are democrats, and of those, only Laura Grant is from outside Spokane. It's a seat that I know the Democrats would love to hold, but I wouldn't lay money on it.

I'll share the real fun education angle after November 4th.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Emmett said...

12 LDs in eastern Washington, right?

3:28 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Ack! Corrected, and thanks.

--Ryan--

9:40 PM  

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